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The EUROWINTER HS449 Runflat makes use of FALKEN’s patented Dimple Sidewall technology, which gives winter drivers the added benefit of being able to continue on the road for a distance of at least 80 kilometres at 80km/h in the event of a tyre blow-out. FALKEN engineers have imbued the EUROWINTER HS449 Runflat with all of the features expected of the standard HS449 – superb winter performance, comfort and safety – while providing the additional peace of mind that comes from having runflat tyres.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
High traction and secure braking on snow and ice
New-generation polymers deliver outstanding performance in wet conditions
Close-set three-dimensional sipes that enhance snow traction
Sporty, sharp handling and excellent directional stability
Patented ‘dimples’ on the sidewalls** increase the efficiency of heat dissipation
Run-Flat* version of efficient tyre retains the excellent rolling resistance and good wet performance of Falken’s Eurowinter HS449 tyre with dimple sidewall technology to extend running distance at zero pressure. Run-Flat technology offers consumers the ability to complete a journey or to reach a safe and convenient location to replace a tyre. Our technologies, such as the dimples, protect the tyre when it is under great stress, extending its life and convenience.
* Only mount on vehicles with TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). ** Not in all sizes available.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
EUROWINTER HS449 RUNFLAT
225/55 R17 97H, runflat
Tyre load index
With/Without Valve (TT/TL)
Tyre requires tube
Falken Tyre Europe GmbH is the European subsidiary of Japanese tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. From its headquarters in Offenbach
am Main, Germany, Falken Tyre Europe oversees the marketing of a complete portfolio of tyres for cars, trucks, vans and SUVs as supplier of OEM products
and for the European aftermarket. The company has built up a sales network of around 8,000 tyre dealers throughout Europe, which act as our partners for
sales and fitting of our quality products.
*Prices include VAT and delivery within mainland UK (excl. Scottish Highlands).
**More than 90% of our orders reach the customer in the specified delivery time.